Zitong Wang, piano

Graduation Recital | April 12, 2022 8:00 p.m.

After years of study, members of the class of 2022 share their talents and passion through a final graduation recital. Admission requires advance reservation and is complimentary.

Join graduate Zitong Wang as she performs three thrilling piano works. Zitong opens the recital with Beethoven Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, and contrasts with Chopin’s Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor. Zitong closes her recital with Liszt’s finger-twisting Sonata in B minor.

A livestream of the performance will also be available on Curtis’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 24 in F-sharp major, Op. 78

Adagio cantabile—Allegro ma non troppo
Allegro vivace

CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35

Grave—Doppio movimento
Marche funèbre

Zitong Wang, piano

LISZT Sonata in B minor

Zitong Wang, piano

  • April 12, 2022
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Curtis Institute of Music, Field Concert Hall

About the Performers

Zitong Wang, from Inner Mongolia, China, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and studies piano with Meng-Chieh Liu. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Wang is the Michael and Cecilia Iacovella Capuzzi Memorial Fellow.

Ms. Wang made her solo recital debut at age 13 in Beijing’s Zhongshan Music Hall. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Yakima Symphony, and Waring Festival Orchestras, among others. A first-prize winner of the Tureck International Bach and Virginia Waring International Concerto Competitions, she won second prize at the 2014 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition.

Also interested in early music, Ms. Wang studies harpsichord as a secondary major at Curtis with Leon Schelhase, and has participated in a master class with Trevor Pinnock on antique harpsichords from the Flint Collection. She was invited to participate in master classes with Tamás Vásáry in 2016.

Ms. Wang began piano lessons at age three and previously studied with Hua Chang and Yuan Sheng. She has also taken frequent lessons with Beatrice Long, Seymour Lipkin, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and Robert McDonald.

Special Thanks

The Edith L. and Robert Prostkoff Memorial Concert Series. The Curtis Institute of Music receives funding from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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